Modeling the nanoindentation response of silicate glasses by peridynamic simulations

Yuzhe Cao, Maryam Kazembeyki, Longwen Tang, N. M.Anoop Krishnan, Morten M. Smedskjaer, Christian G. Hoover, Mathieu Bauchy

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Nanoindentation is a widely used method to probe the mechanical properties of glasses. However, interpreting glasses’ response to nanoindentation can be challenging due to the complex nature of the stress field under the indenter tip and the lack of in situ characterization techniques. Here, we present a numerical model describing the nanoindentation of an archetypical soda-lime silicate window glass by means of peridynamic simulations. We show that, although it does not capture shear flow and permanent densification, peridynamics exhibits a good agreement with experimental nanoindentation data and offers a direct access to the stress field forming under the indenter tip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3531-3544
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021


  • load–displacement curve
  • nanoindentation
  • peridynamics
  • soda-lime silicate glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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